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Arizona School Tuition Organizations (STO) Information for Military Students Attending Private Schools

Posted December 6, 2012 by By Elena McShane

Arizona state tax payers are allowed to donate a percentage of their state tax dollars through a variety of private school tuition tax credit programs to support K-12 students attending private/parochial schools with tuition scholarships.  Arizona tax payers who choose to donate their state tax dollars to a private school or to a specific student…

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Yuma squadron supports NATO forces in CONUS

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Approximately 60 Marines returned from supporting a joint-service international exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, March 20. Marines with Marine Attack Squadron 513 integrated with service members from around the world during Exercise Mountain Roundup. The exercise saw various NATO…

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Noncombatant Evacuation Operation

Posted April 26, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron DIamant

Yuma’s Kiwanis Park was abuzz with activity Friday night, as Marines participating in the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course completed a noncombatant evacuation operation as part of their curriculum. The event takes place twice a year, drawing crowds of locals to watch as Marine CH-53E helicopters land...

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Realistic Urban Training heats up in El Centro

Posted May 17, 2012 by Cpl. John Robbart III

NAVAL AIR STATION EL CENTRO, Calif.   — More than 400 Marines and sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit began conducting the ground portion of Realistic Urban Training, here, May 7. The training aims to integrate the Command Element, and its Maritime Raid Force, with the Aviation Combat Element.  It will be conducted in…

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Marine Corps Volunteers

Posted June 14, 2012 by Photo by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Lance Cpl. Meagan Craigo, a Marine Air Control Squadron 1 motor transportation operator and a Fort Wayne, Ind., native, helps care for pets at the Humane Society of Yuma by interacting with the animals outside their cages.…

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Spirit Halloween Store

Posted September 27, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

It’s back in town again. The Spirit Halloween store has once again assembled at 1130 S. Castle Dome Ave. in the Las Palmillas shopping center. Outside appearance of the building effectively matches its “temporary” status in the area but once inside you are greeted with elaborate and mildly obnoxious displays of ghosts and ghouls all…

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Silent Drill

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Marine Corps photograph by Pfc. Brendan King Marines from the Silent Drill Platoon move as one entity at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Feb. 25. The platoon is based out of the historic Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., and is currently on tour and ready to perform here at MCAS Yuma, Ariz. Marine Corps photograph by…

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BCD kicks off West Coast Tour in Yuma

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The Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment kicked off its West Coast tour with a performance at MCAS Yuma, March 1. The detachment performed for station personnel on the parade field, moving toward the public with a performance at Kofa High School the same evening and Gila Ridge High School Friday.

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SMP takes Marines to ‘Sin City’

Posted April 12, 2012 by Lance Cpl. BIll Waterstreet

Twelve station Marines traveled to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway, April 5 – 8. The trip was organized and sponsored by the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Single Marine Program and cost participants $98 for transportation and three nights stay at one of the resorts. “Events like this are designed to increase morale, get…

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U.S., Japan Agree on Okinawa Troop Relocation

Posted May 3, 2012 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2012 – U.S. and Japanese officials announced yesterday the two nations have agreed on a plan to relocate U.S. Marines from Okinawa to Guam. The joint statement of the U.S.-Japan...

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